Comedy of errors goes to High Court

A dispute over property ‘tax’ which led to a landmark ruling at the High Court has been branded ‘a warning shot’ over the bows of local planning authorities. Mrs Justice Lang decided in favour of a planning applicant over her local council at the hearing into a £16,389 Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) demand and surcharges of £2,550. The case of … Read More

E3 Consulting warns ‘cut the red tape’ on tax

Too complicated – that is the warning from specialists E3 Consulting about the UK’s tax system. As the country’s six million businesses chart their recovery from the Covid pandemic, property tax specialists E3 has urged the government to cut the red rape. The plea comes as HM Treasury announces its first review of the Office for Tax Simplification, which was … Read More

Clive Emson logs on to March with 105 lots

A large private residence in Kent is likely to be of interest to buyers in Clive Emson’s second auction of 2021. There are more than 100 lots across the south and in to London and Essex.

Property tax specialist urges Budget rethink

A Southampton-based property tax specialist has urged Chancellor Rishi Sunak to rethink his ‘grossly unfair’ super-deduction giveaway announced in the Budget. The £25bn measure was hailed as the ‘biggest business tax cut in modern history’ – allowing companies to reduce their tax bill when they invest in their business by 130 per cent of the cost. But the flagship policy … Read More

Award-winning Myddelton & Major on Cloud 9

Expanding property consultancy Myddelton & Major has won a prestigious award for the ninth year in a row. The Salisbury-based firm covering the central southern region has once again won the title of Most Active Agency in Wiltshire. Myddelton & Major Partner Dean Speer was named the individual dealmaker who completed the most transactions. Estates Gazette, the weekly and online … Read More

Remember, remember, online auction bidding 4th of November

One of the top five property auctioneers in the UK has 122 online lots for its November sale across southern England. Clive Emson’s lots include an instruction from Prince Charles’ The Duchy of Cornwall estate and is the firm’s penultimate auction of eight this year.

Shires calling

A spike in Londoners looking to buy properties outside the capital is fuelling interest in the shires, and boosting prices. Upmarket residential property specialists Fine & Country is seeing a sustained trend of Londoners looking to relocate or buy a second home.